We have a massive amount of Edge Pro products so we figured it would be good to have a whole section on how to use the machine and what to use on it.
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:40 am
Glass blank vs aluminum blank for the polish tapes?
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:41 am
Excellent question but you have to know yourself to answer. On a scale of 1-10 how anal retentive and ocd are you? If the answer is below 5 get the aluminum blanks.
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:09 pm
I recommend the EP-manufactured glass blanks. Not only are they perfectly flat but they have uniform thickness blank to blank, removing any need to adjust the EP once you are in your tape/film stage.
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:21 pm
Once you go so fine the glass becomes a neccesity. So i just had all mine made in glass.
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56 pm
Sadden wrote:Once you go so fine the glass becomes a neccesity. So i just had all mine made in glass.
+1 - so true.
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:44 pm
Glass is more precise. For coarser films and heavy duty films you can get away with aluminum backing. Fine films will give you problems since the surface is irregular so you are more likely to cut thin films. If you have heavy duty films AND light duty films, now you are at two different heights and need to adjust between them - PITA. So just go all glass. I have glass blanks in 1x6 and 2x6 as well as some other sizes for various sharpeners as well as full sized glass in 3x8 and 3x11".
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:35 pm
glass but i found i like the edge stones give me much better, plus "people" in the house kept throwing away my tapes
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